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Yankee Shopping Ideas

Some creative ideas to have an awesome Yankee Swap.

Over the years I have seen ten things that have been very successful exchanges at the various companies Yankee Swap.

Yankee Swap Idea

It can be challenging with a $15/$20 limit. Here are the top ten items that people will want to trade an unwanted gift:

  • Lottery Tickets - The higher the denomination the better.
  • Gift Cards - Specially if it's for a popular coffee shop, iTunes or popular lunch spot.
  • Wine or Beer - Usually a dead giveaway to what's in the box.
  • Cool Tech Toys - USB Mug heaters, USB Fans etc...
  • T-Shirt
  • Box of Chocolate
  • Books - if theirs a weird cult favorite book you think people should read.
  • Weird item with a surprise - Once we had Lobster hat with a note of a special gift after the party
  • Crazy Socks
  • Hard to find Desk Calendars - Word of the Day or some Motivation ones tend to spark some interest.

If you have Amazon Prime, take advantage of the free shipping and find something unique. You can easily search for something within your budget limit. Here are a couple of queries to help get you get started:

  • $20 Technical Toy
  • $15 Gift

Good luck with your Yankee Swap gift buying!



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